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MLB Betting Line Favors the Toronto Blue Jays over the Tampa Bay Rays

The Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

It's a pitching duel between Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays (1-0 on the year) and Aaron Sanchez for Toronto Blue Jays (0-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Tampa Bay Rays as 100 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.9 win for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 3-2 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 1-3 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Toronto injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Tampa Bay Rays and the league No. 2-ranked Toronto Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 10 ranked offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.75 hits on average).

Defensively, Toronto features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 9th